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noun [countable] rival pronunciation in American English /ˈraɪv(ə)l/
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    a person, team, or business that competes with another
    The Dallas Cowboys beat their rivals 20–10.
    Our airline is now a serious rival of many of the bigger companies.
    rival for: We watched a TV debate between the rivals for the Republican presidential nomination.
    main rival: The company’s main rival announced an increase in profits last year.
    arch rival (=main rival): The two men are arch rivals on the baseball field.
    nearest/closest rival: She scored twice as many points as her nearest rival.


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